Yeah, Sarah, I would be surprised if a prominent Democrat runs against Biden. I wouldn’t be surprised, though, if he decreases to run for reelection.
If Trump were to unexpectedly wait to reveal or were even to float the concept he will not run that could complicate Biden’s decision-making process if he is thinking about not running again. I guess I’m simply doubtful that Biden would surrender without an apparent heir evident regardless of his age.
(After all, he beat Trump in 2020.) I’m not sure how much the data backs that up. According to a You, Gov/Yahoo News survey from the start of the month, signed up voters chose Biden over Trump 45 percent to 42 percent. They also chose Harris over Trump 45 percent to 44 percent.
And that’s before even entering into the truth that 2024 is 2 years away and early general-election surveys are pretty useless. It mainly depends on the pollster regarding whether Biden leads or Trump leads, but on balance, Biden may lead somewhat more often than not. I do think, however, some Democrats think anyone other than Biden might be weaker against Trump.
Most of the discontent appears to be coming within Biden’s own celebration, too. To be clear, 75 percent of Democrats stated they approve of the task Biden is doing as president.
Where Biden goes from here back up or stagnant could be crucial to identifying whether he runs again., however he’s still undersea overall.
Is it reasonable to state that we’re all in agreement that there is not space for anyone else in the Democratic primary aside from Biden unless, of course, he doesn’t run? OK, time to talk about the Republican side of things.
Of those, De, Santis is the only one who (presently) appears capable of defeating Trump should the previous president indeed run.
If you get a number of candidates splitting up the vote not going for Trump, it’s just going to make it easier for him to win.
You’re not challenging a sitting president, and there definitely seems to be at least some hesitancy over Trump and the idea that he has excessive luggage and might not be able to win in a general election again. A New York City Times/Siena College survey from last month discovered, for instance, that nearly half of Americans who planned to vote in the 2024 Republican primary would select a candidate besides Trump in a primary race.
I’m pleased you brought up that poll, since I thought that was an interesting method to frame the outcomes, as one might also argue from that poll that Trump is still the indisputable leader. He was initially, with 49 percent support, and De, Santis was in 2nd, at 25 percent.
There is certainly more space for an opposition to Trump than to Biden, however Trump would still be favored. According to a current Politico/Morning Consult survey, 56 percent of Republican politician and independent registered voters said they would support Trump, while 18 percent said they would support De, Santis, 8 percent said they would support Pence and a bunch of other prospects all got 2 percent or less.
According to that You, Gov/Yahoo News survey I pointed out earlier, Trump beats De, Santis 44 percent to 35 percent amongst registered citizens in a direct match. Definitely, but this point (from the Times reporting on the survey) was an interesting comparison to me: “His share of the Republican main electorate is less than Hillary Clinton’s amongst Democrats was at the outset of the 2016 race.” Obviously, Clinton ultimately won that race, however it wasn’t a warranty Sanders provided her a real run for her cash.
The Times might have also compared Trump to Gore’s position in 1999. He, obviously, went on to win the main without much trouble. That said, De, Santis is clearly a genuine hazard to Trump; a 9-point lead in the polls is not secure. That’s especially true given that Trump has universal name acknowledgment, while De, Santis doesn’t.
I know we had a chat back in the day about whether Trump’s grip on the GOP is still strong. At the time, I said that Trump might be weaker than some would like to confess, but after Tuesday night’s results most significantly Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney’s primary loss paired with the fates of the nine other Republicans who voted to impeach the former president I in fact believe it’ll be really hard for another Republican to cut through his power.